Our Camp Mission: We believe summer camps for children and teens living with bleeding disorders are very important. Summer camps help develop self-independence skills and allow for the opportunity to build life-long friendships with individuals who understand what it is like to live with bleeding disorders. We will provide summer camp support to families who have children attending summer camps upon request. The Chapter will provide travel grants or other needed items to help off set the cost of sending a child to camp. We partner each year with Camp Burnt Gin and the Hemophilia Treatment Center staff, and Camp Courage from the BILO Children’s Cancer Center in Greenville to provide mentoring support for campers. We assist with encouraging the need to learn self-infusion and we share encouraging stories and experiences. We provide each camper with a commemorated Chapter Day T-Shirt and Swag while providing the entire camp, counselors, and staff with our famous “Ice Cream Sundaes Social”.
Camp Burnt Gin is a summer camp in Wedgefield, South Carolina, for children who have physical disabilities and chronic illnesses. From early June until mid August, Camp Burnt Gin operates four six day sessions for 7 through 15 year old children, two six day session for teenagers, ages 16-20 and a four day session for young adults, ages 21-25.
Kids with Blood Disorders (Hemophilia, vWD, Sickle Cell and others)
2022 DATE: Coming Soon!
For more information about Camp Burnt Gin:
Call: (803) 898-0784
Contact Camp Director, Marie Aimone at 803-898-0455 or Caitlin Sullivan, LMSW at the HTC – 803-434-3522.
Email: Marie Aimone, Camp Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Caitlin Sullivan, LMSW / Hemophilia Treatment Center Camp Coordinator
Prisma Health UpState Children’s Hospital, BI-LO Charities Children’s Cancer Center
Founded in 1994, Camp Courage creates an unforgettable recreational experience for children and teens with cancer or blood disorders from the Upstate of South Carolina, western North Carolina, and Northeast Georgia. Camp Courage is a non-profit program supported by community and civic groups, businesses, colleges and universities, religious organizations, and individuals.
For more information about Camp Courage:
2022 Camp Dates: Coming Soon
Kids Camp (ages 6 -12)
Teen Camp (ages 13-18yrs)
Camp Victory Junction
Bleeding and Gastrointestinal Disorders
2022 Camp Dates coming soon!
Camper Registration Information and Contacts: https://victoryjunction.org/camperzone-summercamp/
Victory Junction enriches the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illness by providing life-changing camp experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering; all in a medically-sound environment at no cost to the camper or their family. Located in Randleman, North Carolina, Victory Junction is spread across 84 acres, allowing children to do what they do best— be kids, play, imagine, make friends and enjoy the adventures and experiences of camp life.
We would like to acknowledge our 2021 CAMP SPONSORS for helping us provide a fun and interactive camping experience for our teens, children, and their families with bleeding disorders.
“Camp Connections 2022”
Chapter Camp Day for Members, Families, Teens & Kids
June 25th from 9:00am – 2:30pm
Saluda Shoals Park
5605 Bush River Road
Irmo, SC 29212
Paw Paw Shelter #17
Join the Bleeding Disorders Association of South Carolina for “Camp Connections” at Saluda Shoals Park! As COVID 19 has caused the cancellation of many camps for our kids, teens, and families with bleeding disorders, those who may have attended Camp Burnt Gin, Camp Courage, our teen retreat, or other camps for kids with bleeding disorders, we would like to invite you and your families and our community members to come together at Saluda Shoals Park and enjoy a “BDASC Camp Connections” Day in the Park. You will have the opportunity to meet up with community members at the Paw Paw Shelter, allow teens to say hello, and everyone will enjoy fellowship and community support with the camp activities we are planning. Enjoy a park activity like the walking paths, bike trails (bring your bikes, wagons, and scooters), the splash pad, or enjoying time on the river on us! If you have a corn hole set, bring it too and we can have some tournament play.
2022 REGISTRATION INFORMATION COMING SOON!